Tag Archives: violence

Mike…

I was directing traffic before a Cardinal’s baseball game when I got the news. “Did you hear about the nonsense?” An officer stopped at my intersection in a golf cart asked me. “Nonsense?” I hadn’t heard about anything to do … Continue reading

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“Those people…”

There’s an article in today’s local paper that  summarizes the fact that here in St. Louis, four children have been killed in the past four days as the result of gun violence. Read it again. Four children. Four days. All … Continue reading

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Ubiquitous violence…who’s next?

A man was shot and killed on a recent Monday morning in the City of St. Louis, well before eight o’clock had rolled around. The sun was out and it was a pretty nice day, especially for the end of … Continue reading

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The little picture…

It’s often a good thing for people to be able to see or understand the “big picture,” when it comes to certain things. There’s a saying for when a person is so focused on the minutia of something, that they … Continue reading

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That cop who died today…

My coworker walked into my office and I told him, only half jokingly, that if one more person pissed me off this morning, I was probably going to snap. Some of the recruits had been pushing my buttons with their repeated mistakes … Continue reading

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Police. are we asking too much…?

By all accounts, Dallas Police Chief David Brown seems like a good man. His life has been touched by turmoil and violence and he’s overcome all of that to become the Chief of Police of the Dallas Police Department. I … Continue reading

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Social media killed five cops…

Many, but not most, of my Facebook friends are police officers, both here in St. Louis and from around the world. This morning, for obvious reasons, most of their posts are melancholy and many include words to the effect of, … Continue reading

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See beyond “the police” for change…

It is absolutely the worst kept secret that police officers are our own worst enemies. For whatever the reasons are, we not only look a gift horse in the mouth, but we question it, frisk it, shake it down, and run … Continue reading

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It happens…another shooting

Counting my time as a recruit, I have been a City police officer for over seventeen years. I was never one of those people who always wanted to be a cop. It wasn’t my lifelong dream for sure. Honestly, I … Continue reading

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Fun with guns…let’s figure it out

I am whatever the opposite of political is. Apolitical? It’s not that I don’t care about what happens in the world I live in, no, I do. I get enough argument and headache at work and with trying to carry … Continue reading

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